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NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION

Cat. No. 578/V, variant

Untitled No. 2

State/Variant:
State V of V, variant
Date:
2004
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Drypoint, Etching
Description:
Drypoint and etching, with red ink additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 x 12" (22.9 x 30.5 cm); sheet: 12 x 15" (30.5 x 38.1 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, red ink.
Inscription:
"AP" lower left margin, red ink, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
3 known variant impressions of state V, outside the edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state V.

The "AP" inscription, in the artist's hand, does not represent a conventional A.P. impression, which would be numbered.

According to Publisher Harlan & Weaver, the 2 additional known impressions of state V, outside the edition, are printed in blue and dark blue. Both are inscribed "AP" in the artist's hand, but do not represent conventional A.P. impressions, which would be numbered. Images of those impressions are not available.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state IV, in open bite etching: background filled in.
Curatorial Remarks:
The signature on this impression shows the artist experimenting with the orientation of the composition. The published print (state V, in blue) will not be in this orientation.

The printer has confirmed that the background is open bite etching, which involves only acid and not rosin, which would be the case in aquatint.

The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Although the numbering of this untitled work suggests that it is part of a series, it is not part of a larger body of work.

An umbrella merchandise item was made from an image of the published impression.

Untitled No. 2
2001-2004

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink on paper
1998

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled No. 2. 2001-2003
State I of V
2001-2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled No. 2. 2001-2003
State II of V, variant
2001-2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled No. 2. 2001-2003
State II of V, variant
2001-2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled No. 2. 2001-2003
State III of V
2001-2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled No. 2. 2001-2003
State IV of V, variant
2001-2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled No. 2. 2003
State IV of V, variant
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled No. 2. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of V, variant
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled No. 2. 2004
State V of V
2004